The prestigious Martindale-Hubbell® recognizes Tobin, Carberry, O’Malley, Riley & Selinger P.C., and five of the firm’s partners as AV® rated, the highest such rating given by the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ system. The firm’s partners with an AV Preeminent® rating include Robert Tobin, Glenn Carberry, Jerry O’Malley, Thomas Riley, and Joseph Selinger. Law firms are given the rating of the highest rated individual attorney.
What is AV® Rated
The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system is based on the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not. Martindale-Hubbell conducts secure online surveys of lawyers across multiple jurisdictions and geographic locations, in similar areas of practice as the lawyer being rated. Reviewers are instructed to assess their colleagues’ general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice. Legal Ability Ratings are: C – Good to High, B – High to Very High, and A – Very High to Preeminent. The General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. The General Recommendation Rating is: V – Very High. A lawyer will not receive a Legal Ability Rating unless he or she has been endorsed for a “V.”
Our Rated Attorneys
Mr. Tobin joined the Firm in 1968 after graduating from Boston College Law School in the same year. Mr. Tobin was named partner in 1970. His involvement in a number of prominent cases at both the state and federal level during this time helped to expand the Firm’s litigation practice. Today, he practices extensively in the areas of corporate, commercial, gaming and Indian law, appellate, personal injury and wrongful death and general litigation. Mr. Tobin has lectured before the Connecticut Bar Association and is a Connecticut Superior Court Trial Referee.
Glenn is a graduate and a law review editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., with the international firm of Hogan Lovells prior to joining the firm in 1982. He focuses primarily on regulated industries and business matters. Glenn advises Fortune 500 companies in administrative proceedings before the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and other governmental agencies. He works with developers and local business owners on business development projects and other commercial matters.
An alum of the University of Connecticut Law School, graduating with cum laude honors in 1978, Jerry served with the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office in Connecticut for five years prior to joining the firm in 1983. While there, he was principally responsible for prosecuting white-collar crimes. He has successfully argued before the Appellate and Supreme Courts of Connecticut, tried numerous cases in state and federal court and has defended clients before state agencies in regulatory proceedings, including the Department of Labor, Department of Revenue Services and Department of Consumer Protection.
Tom graduated from University of Connecticut School of Law, with honors in 1977. Before joining the firm in 1986, Tom served as a trial attorney in the Land and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. He has handled numerous employment matters before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO), the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and before both the State and Federal Departments of Labor. He has also litigated before other State and Federal agencies, including the Supreme and Superior Courts of the State of Connecticut and the Federal courts.
Joe began his legal career in 1978 after graduating from the University of Connecticut Law School. Prior to joining the firm in 1987, Joe was general counsel to the real estate securities program at Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co. Today, he continues to be involved in and responsible for various corporate, securities, loan and real estate transactions, including: public and private securities offerings; commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, including “1031 Exchanges,” mortgage loan transactions and workouts and mergers and acquisitions. Joe also represents public entities as bond counsel in the issuance of municipal bonds, and serves as borrower’s or underwriter’s counsel.
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ were created in 1887 as an objective tool that would attest to a lawyer’s ability and professional ethics, based on the confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges who have worked with the lawyers they are evaluating. The company’s online destinations contain profiles for over one million lawyers and firms in the United States, Canada and 160 other countries, serving as a fundamental legal resource and marketing tool.